Midlands 4-H Poultry Projects
The 2018 4-H Midlands Region Poultry Projects are underway. With nearly 150 participants, this should be a great year and fun show season in the Fall. Below is information that will assist you in the project. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask your county 4-H Agent.
When selecting the record book, remember that the age of the youth on January 1, 2018 determines what book they complete. For instance, if a child turned 9 on January 21, 2018, their true 4-H age is actually 8 since that is how old they were on January 1, even if they are actually 9 at this time.
Calendar Of Events
August 31 York Livestock Show—Poultry Showmanship starts at 5:00pm
September 8 Fort Lawn Poultry Showmanship starts at 9:30am.
September 15 Union County Farm Show and 4-H Poultry Showmanship. Registration now open. See links above
We are looking at the potential to schedule 4-H Poultry Showmanship shows in both Lexington County and Kershaw County. These would probably be held in late-September or early October. As soon as the details are worked out we will announce the dates.
October 17 Union County Fair Pullet Showmanship starting at 4:00pm at the Union County, SC Fairgrounds.
October 20 State Championship Pullet Showmanship at the State Fair in Columbia.
October 24 Record Books for both Pullet Project and Laying Flock Project Due
November 3 Final Sale and Judging of Pens in Chester, SC. Check in birds between 8:00am and 8:30am (Participants from Lexington, Edgefield and Aiken Counties may check in until 9:00am due to the longer drive). Judging will begin at 8:30am. Sale will follow at approximately 10:00am. We will send more information on the final show and sale as the day nears.
Date TBD Interview for Senior Level Participants for $250 award. Winner of Senior Scholarship announcement will take place at the beginning of the Sale on November 3. More information will come as the date gets closer.